Process automation is a common technical term which we use to explain a process being automated by using computers and software. In other words, automation is the process of digitizing a manual work process to save on operating cost and manpower. An automated process requires less human intervention and time to deliver. This enables us to obtain greater efficiency in operations to scale up our business by spending less amount of money. A big saving on expenses is the main purpose behind it. The most common example of this is today’s simple electronic filing system which has cut the administrative tasks to the greatest degree and has streamlined the whole department.
Types of Process Automation
How can you identify different types of process automation and what makes each of these particular and why? To answer all your questions, we will draw a brief overview of all of these here. Here is an outline of the key elements. You can take these key elements with their strong and weak points into account before you apply any of these to your business:
Automation Integrated Into Core Systems:
it is a single process automation you can hard-code into the application. You can connect some applications to other ones through predefined user interfaces.
Things to consider:
Automation across multiple systems won’t be possible.
Electronic Workflow and Business Process Management:
You can connect a separate BPM solution to other available applications via standard interfaces to delegate execution across systems. The electronic workflow will be able to distribute tasks among systems or inform the operator wherever an intervention is required.
Things to consider:
These complex solutions need some significant investment. These may be sensitive to changes in system/data transfer formats.
is possible within a single PC that uses a software to repeat human tasks across the variety of systems. A software is installed on the PC. Desktop automation is a subdivision of RPA solutions.
Things to consider:
Desktop automation can be possible within local applications on a single machine. It works with your existing system demanding a nominal cost. You can deploy this at your ease but may have some challenges in control and management.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA):
is a software (also known as a virtual worker) able to replicate human tasks and activities seamlessly across systems and applications. RPA software is located in the cloud or on dedicated servers to automate tasks on machines remotely.
Things to consider:
Seamless automation demanding low investment than BPM solutions. Operational 24×7×365 and can work on your existing systems.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) Enabled RPA:
As AI algorithms are becoming advanced day-by-day, we can easily find high-degree RPA applications performing most complex tasks, freeing staffs to focus on more valued activities, for example, interacting with customers.
We automate your business processes by constructing a central controller to command the required process steps responsive to the events and data.
Choreography is the technique we apply to automate your processes so that they can auto-react to the events as dancers react to prompts from musical instruments. It utilizes a model of publishing or subscription for events. In that, whenever an event is announced, the subscribing processes are reported.
We create semi-automation of your processes also called a workflow in which both automated and human steps are defined. Practically speaking, business processes are not fully automated as they involve at least a few manual tasks. Workflow can utilize choreography or process orchestration or both. Humans will interact with the workflows using the interfaces to envision tasks with associated information.
We use a set of technical business rules to direct the flow of your processes, validate associated information and make decisions. These tools will allow you to configure rules directly. It will give you the freedom to apply any changes on the fly without developing or changing your management processes.
We also offer technologies to examine the data streams for all actionable events. Mentioned events may be applied to trigger notifications and processes.
accelerates the physical work performance, for example, manufacturing products.
Robotics (virtual worker) implies the use of machines. The aforementioned model has superior characteristics like sensory perceptions with higher adaptability and flexibility to handle a wide range of tasks.
The term algorithm suggests a process or set of rules be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations, especially by a computer. This is used everywhere in computer applications. This is a coding technique applied to computer applications to make automatic business-related decisions. Executing financial transactions are one example.
Artificial Intelligence (AI):
Artificial intelligence is a kind of software that learns or reads. AI is nothing but the theories and advancements in computer applications able to execute tasks requiring human comprehensions, such as audio-visual perception, decision-making, speech recognition, and language translations.
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